Gardner, Kathryn Jane and Qualter, Pamela
Factor structure, measurement invariance and structural invariance of the MSCEIT V2.0.
Personality and Individual Differences, 51
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.05.004
This study explored factor structure and measurement and structural invariance of the MSCEIT V2.0 across two age groups: 258 young (18–31 years) and 262 older adults (32–79 years). Results supported a three-factor solution reflecting the Experiential Emotional Intelligence area, and Understanding Emotions and Managing Emotions branches. There was evidence of measurement invariance of factor structure and factor loadings, and partial support for invariance of the intercepts. Comparisons of latent factor means suggested that older adults have significantly higher mean scores on two of the three factors: Understanding and Managing Emotions. Implications of the invariance tests and latent means analyses are discussed.
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